This isn’t the first time we’ve come across paranormal cases set in hospitals, but it’s certainly the first time they’ve left us so shaken.

This Reddit thread has people from all over the world telling their scariest stories, and it’s not for the faint-hearted.

1. “I’m in the laundry room stocking my cart, and I heard someone dragging behind me, then I felt a hand on my shoulder. I turned around and there was no one there. else in the room The door was still closed Another lady started complaining that a man was coming into her room at night (alzheimer’s disease so I didn’t think much of that) so to reassure her I told her I would watch her all night.

She complained about this man every night for 2 more weeks when I asked her to describe him to me. “He’s really handsome and wearing a black suit. Oh. He’s right behind you now, honey.” It freaked me out. Of course, there was no one behind me. She died the following night in her sleep.”

2. “I currently work in long term care facilities, a lot of hospice residents still claim to have hallucinations either of little dogs or of children eating ice cream before they die…That’s also always specific to the facility A facility I work at had about 6-7 residents claim to see a little girl eating ice cream and then they die that night I’m gonna find this little shit it causes me so much paperwork.”

3. “I’m a registered nurse and while I was a student caring for a woman who had end-stage kidney disease, had DNAR and was in the process of quitting. We were chatting a bit when she was stopped, looked over my shoulder and said “Bill is here my love, I have to go” and quickly stopped breathing Read her old notes and Bill was her dead husband – Jesspandapants

4. “I’ve been a night shift nurse for 4 years now in a nursing home. I had a palliative who couldn’t sleep due to incredibly vivid hallucinations. She described voodoo people around her room just staring at her meanwhile I didn’t take it seriously until the lady across the hall (who rarely spoke) started seeing them in her room too. Legit chills. – ryank_119

5. “I was caring for a patient who had vivid hallucinations of people crawling on the floor and touching the feet/legs of someone who was not in bed. She went on to describe in detail a story of abhorrence of the person she saw touching my feet, while I sat in a chair next to her for part of my shift.” – Flowing Moon

6. “I cared for a resident who had been slowly passing for a few days. When she finally passed away, her body was removed just before my shift started. For those who don’t know, there is a superstition that when someone dies you have to open the window to let their soul out of the room Well when the previous service informed me of their death I asked if they had done that, because I always do it just to be safe. They said no , they didn’t believe in that kind of thing. I started my usual routine and about 20 minutes into the shift, its warning light. ‘call went off. I went there. I turned it off. I thought it was something faulty and went back to working. 15-20 minutes later it went off. I turned it off 10-15 minutes later it turned off again I turned it off, unplugged to try to reset it. t AGAIN 5 to 10 minutes later. finally opened the window. I waited a few minutes. I never left the rest of the night again. I think the poor lady just wanted out. – ginnydyer_

7. “I work in a cardiovascular surgery intensive care unit. We’ve spent several nights where every corner room in our unit (that’s a perfect square) has reported seeing a cat walking around. Not a friendly cat either, apparently The thing was hissing The accounts were so similar to each other that we actually spent probably half an hour looking for a chat and then the security/scheduling came looking as well No cats were found never been seen or found. 2 of these 4 patients coded the next day.” – ajh1717

8. “I’m a therapist in an acute/long term care facility. We have 4 main hallways, a lot of the action is on 300 and 2B. Residents will hear this little boy laughing. Some see him, others hear him. They play with him and let him sit on their lap. It’s very strange how comfortable a 98-year-old woman feels when talking to a little boy ghost. Grandma’s instinct kicks in, I guess. – Snow White88

9. “My town has two very old hospitals. One no longer works overnight and the stories are disturbing. ball, a lady in a white dress, etc. A colleague was cleaning an entire floor solo (the norm) and bouncing between rooms because the cleaning solution stayed wet for a few minutes. Returning to a freshly wiped bed, handprints were clearly visible.” – Saphir_Starr

10. “We had a nice lady named Ella. One day I walked into her room and she was completely freaked out, she had her blanket pulled up to her chin and was completely pale. I went to her bedside to ask her what that was wrong and she said “there’s a woman in black staring in my window and I’m just petrified by her smile” it shook me hard.”

11. “I work in a pediatric bone marrow transplant unit, and unfortunately a lot of children die. Our children stay here for longer periods of time (usually 1-6 months in hospital), so we have to rotate them to different rooms to make sure everything is clean One 3 year old boy in particular has no family to visit.

He never really communicates with the staff and only occasionally chatted to himself. We moved him to a room where a little girl had recently passed away and started noticing him talking in different parts of the room and staring/nodding when he was alone. Then he started saying new English words although he had no increase in visitors.

My co-workers are convinced he’s talking to the little girl who died there, and although I’m quite a skeptical person, I still get goosebumps when I walk past and see him talking to himself. ” – ladybirdc

12. “My mom works night shifts in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and one night the automatic paper towel dispenser was working. sort of ignored because the baby she was working with wasn’t doing too well. Later that night a nurse had mentioned how weird it was and that’s when my mom knew that it wasn’t just her. My mom told me she thought something must be standing there, waiting for the baby and watching as they tried to keep the baby alive. She even said the thing: ” Not today. “I believe the baby died a few days later.” – smiileitslaurax

Guess who’s sleeping with the lights on tonight?